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Lifestyle Factors Tied to Metabolic Syndrome in Nonobese Adults

Risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS) are similar for both obese and nonobese individuals, according to a study published in the December issue of Preventive Medicine. Read more Source: HealthDay

A longer-lasting COVID vaccine? New study points the way

Researchers have identified rare, naturally occurring T cells that are capable of targeting a protein found in SARS-CoV-2 and a range of other coronaviruses. The findings suggest that a component of this protein, called viral polymerase, could potentially be added to COVID-19 vaccines to create a longer-lasting immune response and increase protection against new variants […]

Breathlessness With ‘Long COVID’ May Point to Heart Damage

Shortness of breath in people with “long COVID” might not just be about the lungs — it may indicate heart damage from the disease, new research suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay

Could Viagra Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Viagra, a drug long used to treat erectile dysfunction, may double as a potential weapon against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. Read more Source: HealthDay

Researchers discover how cells from tumors remain dormant for years before metastasis occurs

Researchers have solved a major mystery in cancer research: How cancer cells remain dormant for years after they leave a tumor and travel to other parts of the body, before awakening to create metastatic cancer. Read more Source: Science Daily

One in five future thyroid cancers linked to excess weight

The prevalence of obesity has doubled in Australia in the last two decades. As a result, overweight and obesity will likely be associated with 10,000 thyroid cancers in the next decade. Read more Source: Science Daily

Zinc Might Help Shorten Your Cold or Flu, Study Finds

Many people pop a zinc supplement at the first sign of a cold, and there’s new evidence supporting the habit. Australian researchers found that the supplements appear to help shorten respiratory tract infections, such as colds, flu, sinusitis and pneumonia. Read more Source: HealthDay

Burning and tingling in your feet? You may have small fiber neuropathy

The number of people experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in their feet with no known cause has been increasing over the last two decades, according at a new study. Called small fiber neuropathy, the condition has different symptoms than large fiber neuropathy, which can cause weakness and balance issues. Read more Source: Science Daily

AHA News: ‘Balance’ Is the Key Word in New Dietary Guidance for Heart Health

The latest word on heart-healthy eating is “balance.” A new report encourages people to think of broad eating habits instead of narrowly focusing on single foods. Rather than one-size-fits-all rules, it leaves room for personal preferences. Read more Source: HealthDay

Biomarker discovery can lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of asthma and COPD

Researchers have discovered that people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a protein in their lungs that leaks a small molecule into their bloodstream that restricts their breathing instead of relaxing their airways. The findings will help clinicians diagnose and determine the severity of chronic lung diseases and make bronchodilators more effective. Read […]